I think I'm having another manic episode. It's about Ancient Greek again. Found a book titled "Selections from Homer's Iliad in Greek and Hungarian - For High School Use
". Seems like a handy little book, even if it's FUCKING 90 YEARS OLD.
And as it turns out, the textbook I found in the school library isn't really that bad. The the way it teaches grammar seems absolutely ass, but it actually has a lot of text WITH wordlists. (Which seems really useful, since I don't have a dictionary. The only modern one I found is out of print and pretty expensive used. Around 45 euros. The cheaper one is a reprint of a late 19th century one, which I saw at the school library, and it's a slog to use.)
I've read a bit of Mihály Babits's autobiography. He described his time as a teacher in a small town in Transylvania between 1909-1912.
>Since I had abundant time at hand, I decided to kill it by learning Greek
It feels really motivating. You just have to find the perfect opportunity to get anything done. He was 25 at the time. It feels like the stars have aligned, so I have the same goal. By 2025, I'll know two more languages.
Yesterday I had this linguistic bruh moment looking at the lid of this thumbnail sided container of tiger balm.
It stated "外用", and I was wondering, why does it say "Death use". After a few minutes I realized that it wasn't "死用" (siyong) and literally meant "(for)outside application" instead.
book is more ebin than I initially thought. I'm gonna make a post about in the literature thread. It seems like it was a prestige project for the establishment, based on the list of donors and supporters.
I don't know. Maybe I'll finally watch Mind Game
tonight. The animation in the first few minutes looked like it was my jam. That, or I'll read. Probably neither because I'm an underachieving bitch who can't get anything done. What the fuck am I on about here?>>35987
There is no youth culture because with the internet we've finally reached the point where they can monetize everything almost instantly, not to mention that our channels of communication are also monitored and centralised.
Even if we were to develop a new "youth culture", it'd be robbed of any genuine thought or feeling within months thanks to the internet.
We know that the system is stupid and cringe
, but it's not like we have a choice, we're outnumbered, out-financed and outgunned. It's not like in 1917, 1956 or 1968. The demographic tree is collapsing, and we'll be the ones who'll have to bear this collapse, and even if we're conscious of it and we were to do something about it, what then? The boomers don't give a shit, they'll be dead in 10-15 years tops, the generation of our parents either don't want to believe it or believe it and ignore it, and the elite is happy with the system as it is.
So, what is there to do? Nothing. Most just do the bare minimum to exist in the system as is now, because we've learnt that change is impossible to achieve, and any form of "serious rebellion" will only lead to repercussions of the individual, in essence, martyrdom becomes impossible.
We know it could be better, we just don't know how, and the system itself is presented as "self evident" and "the only way".
Take for example a discussion I had about paperwork at once. I told someone that they are essentially accomplishing nothing by sending a letter out, and it's just an alibi to make themselves feel guilt-free, to be able to say "I did everything", and the answer: "But that's the standard procedure", and they know no other procedure. There is nothing outside the box for most people.
There is also the fact that because the internet has penetrated everything, it's no easier to just simply get yourself a pre-built identity. Just go out and buy one. Will you be an "epic gamer" or a "le booknerd"? If le epic gamer then what kind? And so on.
Everything is instantly assimilated, and thinking up new things feels kind of pointless because you know that some fuck in a suit will wrestle it out of your hand and take full advantage of it.
And I suppose this is why people escaped to things like inceldom and /pol/tardry. You can't turn the killing of people into a profitable venture in a consumer society.
There is nothing outside the box
Trying to get outside the box leads to you getting punished
Inside the box you're discouraged to get artsy and feely and only encouraged to "produce", but you're not really producing anything. That's done by actual workers in Asia.
Get a viable degree
Look at this fucking shit. I've been reading about China for years, and then Pewdiepie makes one video talking about China and suddenly everyone is a fucking expert everywhere.
Every subject is drowned out by the flood of mass/last men, who are "just happy to be there" and don't really want to interact with any subject in a meaningful way, and is just there only for as long as he is, because it serves his vanity.
Every topic is ruined by Milquetoast retards who'll call you a "tryhard" for actually taking anything in life seriously.
>Bruh you have autism or what bruh
The second the masses touch anything, it becomes a bloated meaningless mess where the true meaning becomes hard to find and incredibly small in comparison.
The new perspective that The personal is political
adds a whole new layer of cancer to our everyday existence. No, I don't care if a book is based and redpilled
just like how I don't care if it was written by a disabled transnigger's perspective
. I'll read it if it's fucking good.
If you're going to tinker with the Western Canon, then replace everything with works as worthy as the ones they're replacing.
Nobody cares about mundane drivel that centres around a characters racial/gender identity. Tell me about the human condition.
People don't read Dostoevsky or Pushkin because of their race, but because they wrote good books and poems.
Marx, Nietzsche, Lenin and Fisher made a diagnosis, but all of them either failed to find a cure, or they failed to apply it.
>But Ernst do you want to live in an ivory tower then?